Duration: 18 Days
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
Minimum Altitude: 1,300m/4265ft
Maximum Altitude: 6146m/20,164ft
Best Season: March-May & Sept.-Dec
The walk over the Makalu and Sherpani passes is a remarkable and exciting experience. The Makalu and Sherpani route leads you through the remarkable tropical greenery of Arun Valley to the snowfields of Mt. Makalu in the northeastern region of Nepal. The Makalu and Sherpani pass trek provides an exciting journey to Makalu Base Camp (5,250m) and a close-up view of the mountain (Mt. Makalu 8,481).
In addition, there is the opportunity to experience firsthand the culture and traditions of hill and mountain communities, as well as the flora and fauna of isolated eastern Nepal, and the dates chosen should ensure the finest weather and spectacular views.
Additionally, you can discover the Makalu-Barun National Park and observe endangered species such as the red panda and snow leopard. You may learn about the culture and customs of the Rai and Sherpa people that inhabit the park. Local residents’ hospitality will make you sense at ease.
Along with this, you will be able to take pleasure in a leisurely journey while taking in the breathtaking views of Lhotse (8,516m), Baruntse (7,220m), Chamlang (7,319m), the Mt. Kanchenjunga massif (8,091m), and mt. Everest (8,848 m).
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek Highlights
- Panoramic picture of numerous mountain peaks, including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Mera Peak, Lhotse, Island Peak, Baruntse, and Ama Dablam, among many more
- Cross the three difficult Himalayan passes, that is West Col (6,190 m), Amphu Labtsa Pass (5,850 m), and Sherpani Col (6,180 m).
Encounter the fifth-highest peak in the world, Mount Makalu, surrounded by seven valleys
- Travel through the total isolation valleys of the Sagarmatha and Makalu Barun National Parks
- Experience the welcoming sherpas, rai, and Gurung communities having several different cultures, each with their own traditions
Is Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek difficult?
Without any doubt, the Makalu Sherpani Col Pass trek is one of the most trickiest and challenging trek in Nepal. It is a long trip that includes crossing three mountain passes with elevations above 5000 meters. The trail offers traverse remoteness, changeable terrain, and high-altitude passes.
You must be mentally and physically fit to take part in this trek. We suggest that you jog, visit the gym, or go on a few short treks around the area. Close to 7-8 hours a day of walking should be feasible for you. After months of hard preparations, you will be awarded a once-in-a-lifetime journey and breathtaking natural beauty.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek Permit
You need to obtain four different permits in order to trek Serpani Col Pass Treks. They are; the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card), Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit (SNP Permit), and Pasang Lhamu Municipality Entrance Fee.
Both Makalu and Everest are connected by the Sherpani Col Pass route, so you need to have permits to enter both Makalu and Everest Region. All the fares of the permits will be utilized for the betterment of the respective region.
Note: In most cases, while preparing official paperwork, you will be required to submit passport-size photos along with a copy of your passport. So, be sure to bring at least 8–10 passport-size photos. We will complete all legal requirements and acquire all required permits for your trip.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek Cost Details
- Bus Fare during the trek as per itinerary
- Domestic Flights from KTM to Tumligtar and Lukla to KTM
- Permit Cards Expenses
- Experienced Himalayan trek guide for 17 days
- One porter for two of you for trekking for 16 days (prepare to give max. 15 kgs’ luggage from each of you so that it will not exceed 30 kg. for your porter)
- Tent and Sleeping Mattress while camping
- Accommodation (except Kathmandu)
- Staff insurance
- 16 x set breakfast, 16 x set lunch and 16 x set dinner while on the trek
- Purified drinking water during the entire trekking as per itinerary
- General first aid medicine kit
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Duffle bag during the trek
- International Flight Fare
- Food and Accommodation in Kathmandu since there are many possibilities available
- Personnel expenses of any kind
- Any Travel Insurance
- Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances
- Tips for any staff and guide
- Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above